From Arnie to Zsa Zsa: the immigrant road to Hollywood

From Arnie to Zsa Zsa: the immigrant road to Hollywood

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) – Arnold Schwarzenegger famously made it big in Hollywood from humble — and foreign — beginnings. But he was hardly the first newcomer to strike gold in Tinseltown. From Charlie Chaplin’s 1917 film “The Immigrant” to 1990′s hit “Green Card” and 2011′s “A Better Life,” the story of Tinseltown has long been a […]

23.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Angeline Quinto live in concert

Angeline Quinto live in concert

Star Power Grand Champion and Queen of Teleserye Theme Songs show Nov. 30 at Alex Theater The multi-talented Angeline Quinto has won all the major singing awards and competitions of her generation. She began her meteoric ascent in 2003 at “Star for a Night,” the national TV contest hosted by Asia’s Songbird, Regine Velasquez, wherein she dueled […]

23.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Entertainment, Filipino Stars, Happenings, Music ·
Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ to get four instalments

Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’ to get four instalments

(Relaxnews) – The Josh Boone adaptation of Stephen King’s “The Stand” has been given the go-ahead to become a four-part movie franchise rather than a single 3-hour epic. Having written up a compressed, non-linear version of the story for Warner Bros. with the aim of creating a “single three-hour movie,” Boone told theHollywood Babble-On podcast (via SlashFilm) […]

22.11.2014 · Filled under: Books, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Versace reveals Eros Pour Femme

Versace reveals Eros Pour Femme

(Relaxnews) – Italian brand Versace has unveiled a new women’s scent, a female partner to the popular Eros fragrance. Titled ‘Eros Pour Femme’, the new eau de parfum is a feminine sidekick toVersace’s 2012 hit Eros. “Eros Pour Femme is the ultimate in power and seduction from Versace,” explained creative director Donatella Versace. The juice opens with a […]

22.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Home & Garden ·
How department stores are dressing up their windows this Christmas

How department stores are dressing up their windows this Christmas

(Relaxnews) – It’s that time of year again, when luxury department stores transform their storefront windows into whimsical, spirited portals to Christmas. This year, travel experts at Cheapflights have come up with a list of the best festive window displays around the world, from London to Paris and Montreal to Melbourne. Here’s how to armchair […]

Baskin-Robbins creates turkey-shaped ice cream cake

Baskin-Robbins creates turkey-shaped ice cream cake

(Relaxnews) – Baskin-Robbins has taken the concept of cold turkey literally, by creating a special Thanksgiving turkey-shaped ice cream cake. To create the illusion of a shiny, basted whole turkey, the cake is glazed in a caramel praline topping and finished with sugar cone legs and paper leg frills. Customers can customize the ice cream […]

One daily gram of turmeric could keep spicy memories vivid

One daily gram of turmeric could keep spicy memories vivid

(Relaxnews) – Sprinkling just one gram of turmeric on your breakfast could improve memory for those at risk of cognitive impairment, according to a new study from the Monash Asia Institute at Monash University in Australia. Those in the early stages of diabetes, which is connected to dementia, could benefit in particular, according to study […]

21.11.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Apple and pecan pie-flavored whiskies make its debut

Apple and pecan pie-flavored whiskies make its debut

(Relaxnews) – Canadian whisky is being infused with the flavors of holiday desserts — apples, cinnamon and pecans —  in a new range that’s cheekily called Piehole. Using pie-flavored liqueurs, whisky is being turned into dessert digestifs, with flavors like apple pie, cherry pie and pecan pie, complete with ‘notes of buttery pastry and baked […]

21.11.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays, Home & Garden, Offbeat ·
Kim Kardashian scraps India ‘Big Brother’ cameo

Kim Kardashian scraps India ‘Big Brother’ cameo

(NEW DELHI-AFP) – US reality TV queen Kim Kardashian announced she had cancelled plans Friday to travel to India where she was to have made a guest appearance in the local version of Big Brother. “To all my wonderful fans in India, I’m so disappointed I wasn’t able to come to India as planned,” she […]

21.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Penelope Cruz joins ‘Zoolander 2′

Penelope Cruz joins ‘Zoolander 2′

(Relaxnews) – The “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” actress and model Penelope Cruz has joined Ben Stiller for a sequel to 2001′s oddball fashion comedy “Zoolander.” Stiller will once again direct, reports Deadline, while Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell and Justin Theroux are also expected to form part of the project. The news comes hot on the heels of […]

21.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars, Home & Garden ·
Musicians may have an edge when it comes to long-term memory

Musicians may have an edge when it comes to long-term memory

(Relaxnews) – Psychology researchers have literally looked inside the minds of musicians and established what could be the first link between music expertise and advantages in long-term memory. “Musically trained people are known to process linguistic materials a split second faster than those without training, and previous research also has shown musicians have advantages in […]

21.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Music ·
Study finds HIV drugs could help stop vision loss

Study finds HIV drugs could help stop vision loss

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Drugs used to treat the HIV virus and AIDS could be used to fight against vision loss, a US university study said Thursday. Research conducted on mice shows that a widely-used class of antiretroviral drugs (NRTI) used against HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, are also effective against macular degeneration, an age-related eye […]

21.11.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
AARP sponsors East West Players’ ‘Takarazuka’

AARP sponsors East West Players’ ‘Takarazuka’

AARP members receive $10 discount until December 7 WASHINGTON, D.C. – AARP is a proud sponsor of “Takarazuka,” the latest production of East West Players, the nation’s premier Asian American theater company. AARP is underwriting a special performance on Sunday, November 23 at 2pm at the David Henry Hwang Theater at the Union Center of the Arts in Los Angeles. AARP members receive […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Happenings ·
Kendall Jenner to front Karl Lagerfeld Spring/Summer 2015 campaign: report

Kendall Jenner to front Karl Lagerfeld Spring/Summer 2015 campaign: report

(Relaxnews) – Nineteen-year-old Kendall Jenner looks set to be the latest face of the German fashion legend’s namesake Karl Lagerfeld line. Model-of-the-moment Kendall Jenner has reportedly been snapped up for a new campaign for Karl Lagerfeld according to a report published in WWD. The teenage model, sister to Kim Kardashian, will feature in the brand’s Spring 2015 campaign, […]

Next year’s iPhones will have Beats Music baked in: report

Next year’s iPhones will have Beats Music baked in: report

(Relaxnews) – Starting in 2015, Apple’s smartphones and tablets will come out of the box with music streaming integrated into their operating system. The Financial Times claims that plans are afoot to make Beats Music — the music streaming service Apple bought as part of a $3 billion acquisition earlier this year — into a native iPhone […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Apps, Entertainment, Home & Garden, Music, Online, Science & Technology ·
Fashion films of the week: MICA, Victoria’s Secret, Dior

Fashion films of the week: MICA, Victoria’s Secret, Dior

(Relaxnews) – With wearable tech, lingerie castings and a fantasy escape in Los Angeles, here’s our latest pick of the week’s best fashion films. Opening Ceremony & Intel Starring Rashida Jones, a friend of the Opening Ceremony design duo Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, this short, and fairly funny film shows off some of the […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Beauty & Style, Entertainment, Film, Home & Garden, Online, Videos ·
Has Ai Ai truly moved on from failed marriage?

Has Ai Ai truly moved on from failed marriage?

Comedienne Ai Ai delas Alas admitted that her failed marriage to businessman Jed Salang which lasted less than a month was one of the things from her past that she wants to forget. “Kung tungkol sa love life ko, tinuldukan ko na po ‘yan. Kinalimutan ko na at ayaw ko nang balikan na ikinasal ako […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Vic on having a new baby: I will be happier

Vic on having a new baby: I will be happier

While he enjoys bonding with his children and grandchildren, veteran comedian Vic Sotto is open to the idea of having another baby. “Kapag darating [ang baby] I will be happier. It’s most welcome kung may parating pa. Bonggang, bonggang, bongga,” said Sotto, who is in a relationship with his “Eat Bulaga” co-host Pauleen Luna. When […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Entertainment, Filipino Stars ·
Andok’s founder implicated in pork scam; Aquino mum

Andok’s founder implicated in pork scam; Aquino mum

SINGAPORE  (Mabuhay) – President Benigno Aquino III refused to comment on allegations that Javier, Leyte Mayor Leonardo “Sandy” Javier, a member of the ruling Liberal Party (LP), is also involved in the pork barrel scam. During his working visit in Singapore, President Aquino told reporters that he has not yet read the details of the […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Obama tells millions of undocumented: ‘We will not deport you’

Obama tells millions of undocumented: ‘We will not deport you’

Republicans vow to fight ‘illegal’ immigration plan By Jérôme Cartillier WASHINGTON, November 20, 2014 (AFP) – US President Barack Obama will offer five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation Thursday, allowing families to come out of the shadows and seek work permits. In a move that infuriated Obama’s Republican critics, the White House said nearly […]

20.11.2014 · Filled under: U.S. News ·